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New York's Woodstock Festival Site Nominated as Historic Landmark



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Something that we've long known to be true in the dance music community is the importance that music events has in creating and stimulating change in our culture. Now, the site of Woodstock is being nominated as a historical landmark for the legendary festival's role in history.

This article originally appeared on Reuters

The site of the Woodstock music festival, a defining moment for rock 'n' roll and hippie culture in the late 1960s, was among more than two dozen locations in New York nominated on Tuesday for historic landmark status.

The state's Board for Historic Preservation recommended 26 properties, resources and districts to be added to the State and National Registers of Historic Places, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said.

"New York's history is this nation's history, and we are leading the way to preserve the sites of significant events for future generations," Cuomo said in a statement.

Formally known as the Woodstock Music and Art Fair, the festival attracted an estimated 400,000 people to a 600-acre dairy farm in Bethel, New York for three days in August 1969

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Read the full story by Gina Cherelus at Reuters





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